Regulation & Safety

Avoid Black Henna campaign gathers momentum

Avoid Black Henna campaign gathers momentum

By Lucy Whitehouse

Black henna temporary tattoos have become the focus of an increasing vocal public awareness campaign, with the material used in these tattoos not likely to be henna at all, but may contain a substance that can cause burning and scars.

RSPO European Roundtable 2017 approaching

RSPO European Roundtable 2017 approaching

By Lucy Whitehouse

The 2017 European edition of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is due to take place in London, June 12 -13, looking to focus on how the body can make change possible and deliver on three core commitments.

ECHA’s REACH 2018 spring school happening now

ECHA’s REACH 2018 spring school happening now

By Lucy Whitehouse

Ahead of the REACH chemicals registration deadline in the EU in May next year, the European Chemicals Agency is running a series of interactive webinars to help prepare industry players this week.

Focus on South Korea by COSMED: changes in cosmetic categories

Focus on South Korea by COSMED: changes in cosmetic categories

By Marie Magnan, Cosmed Regulatory Affairs Manager.

In this guest article, COSMED, the professional association of the cosmetic industry in France, takes a look at Korea’s impact onto cosmetics categories and how regulation works in the country.

Coming clean: how to respond to product claims scrutiny

Coming clean: how to respond to product claims scrutiny

By Caroline Cardoso

Regulatory authorities are taking seriously certain claims about cosmetics products, and companies must ensure compliance while also remaining competitive, says Caroline Cardoso, head of cosmetics at ProductLife Group.

ECHA chemicals database launched

ECHA chemicals database launched

By Lucy Whitehouse

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a publicly-accessible database with key information on around 15,000 chemicals, aimed at researchers, regulatory authorities and businesses.

Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) Washington Report cosmetics

Washington DC and the state of beauty industry

By Deanna Utroske

A week ago Monday, the Personal Care Products Council convened a panel, as part of the organization’s annual meeting, to discuss the ramifications that the new Presidential administration’s legislative endeavors and policies will have on the cosmetics...

COSMED provides international overview of methylisothiazolinone

COSMED provides international overview of methylisothiazolinone

By Catherine Apolinario, Cosmed Regulatory Affairs Manager

In this guest article from COSMED, the professional association of the cosmetic industry in France, we take a look at the changing regulation surrounding the preservative MI or MIT: Methylisothiazolinone.

EC responds on CMR carcinogens ban in cosmetics

EC responds on CMR carcinogens ban in cosmetics

By Lucy Whitehouse

The European Commission's move last year to clarify how carcinogenic substances in cosmetics are regulated was met with criticism, and the EC has now responded.

EU ban on carcinogenic substances up for debate

EU ban on carcinogenic substances up for debate

By Lucy Whitehouse

Denmark’s minister for environment and food has criticised the European Commission’s move earlier this year to clarify that carcinogenic substances are not automatically banned from use in cosmetics products.

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

By Lucy Whitehouse

In light of the recent EU court ruling that there are to be ‘no exceptions’ to the animal testing ban on cosmetics, an inquiry has been launched into the official, joint advice of two European bodies.